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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 54
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm sure you already know this, but it never...

I'm sure you already know this, but it never hurts to clarify terms.

With respect to the "older style" ELT, new installations must use ELTs corresponding to TSO C91a or the newer TSO C126 or C126a. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Take a look at the GRT Mini-X. Just as easy to...

Take a look at the GRT Mini-X. Just as easy to install as the G5 - power, ground to the unit, power, ground and an RS232 wire to the magnetometer, GPS micro coax push-on connector to the puck-style...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Don't forget the GRT Mini-X... A very capable...

Don't forget the GRT Mini-X... A very capable little EFIS. Likely more features/functionality per dollar than the G5.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-11-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Which MGL product are you considering? That...

Which MGL product are you considering? That little tidbit of info is of critical importance in making this comparison.

For what it's worth, I'm forklifting out my dedicated EMS system made by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Having purchased hoses from Steve, and having had...

Having purchased hoses from Steve, and having had several (unsolicited) offers of help from Tom, and MUCH good advice from both, it is clear to me their cooperation at a business level comes from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Short answer = YES - in most instances we will...

Short answer = YES - in most instances we will commonly see in our GA airplanes, a common antenna is used for 406 & 121.5 transmissions.

Your plan to use a different antenna in your composite...
Forum: ADS-B 11-04-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,071
Posted By Canadian_JOY
From the GTX330 installation manual: GTX 330...

From the GTX330 installation manual:
GTX 330 Power Consumption: 11-33VDC, 22 watts typical, 45 watts maximum
And...
GTX 330 Weight, installed with rack and connectors: 4.2lbs

By contrast (and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 86,145
Posted By Canadian_JOY
More correctly, you've described a Glasair...

More correctly, you've described a Glasair Sportsman 2+2! (not that I'm biased or anything LoL) Your comments closely mirror some of my decision-making criteria in selecting the Sportsman. The...
Forum: ADS-B 11-02-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,071
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Michael, a couple of points, if I may? 1) the...

Michael, a couple of points, if I may?

1) the RV8 will need an approved position source. Upgrading the 430 to 430W is an expensive path. Consider, rather, selling the 430 and installing an Avidyne...
Forum: ADS-B 11-01-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,071
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Oh boy... here we go! Just about ANY functioning...

Oh boy... here we go!

Just about ANY functioning transponder capable of doing Mode C altitude reporting will work as the basis for an ADSB-Out solution IF you want to use a 978 UAT device. The 978...
Forum: GPS 11-01-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The "do not paint" comes from the very real...

The "do not paint" comes from the very real instances of people painting the antennas with paint that is not absolutely RF-transparent. One CAN paint antennas. It is inadvisable unless one is very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Greg - while it's not likely what you're wanting,...

Greg - while it's not likely what you're wanting, I likewise was looking for a purely-cellular solution and ended up with something else. I purchased a cellular/wifi hotspot modem. This device...
Forum: ADS-B 10-31-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'll second Mel's comments. Trig TT22 Mode S-ES...

I'll second Mel's comments. Trig TT22 Mode S-ES transponder with TC20 control head. The control head fits in a 2 1/4" hole while the transponder itself has the same footprint as many altitude...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,830
Posted By Canadian_JOY
An alternative to the sensor suggested by...

An alternative to the sensor suggested by Bevan:
http://www.pillarpointelectronics.com/kits.html

These sensors are used fairly widely in the Glasair Glastar/Sportsman fleet. If you think there is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-30-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,994
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Breakers can and do fail - that's the only...

Breakers can and do fail - that's the only down-side. Then again, fuses also do fail, although the moder ATO or ATM fuses seem to be nearly bullet-proof.

The earlier advice to reverse-engineer the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-30-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,338
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hmmm... some interesting perspectives here. Of...

Hmmm... some interesting perspectives here.

Of interest, a backup battery doesn't need to be a complex, expensive part. Mine is a 7.5AH sealed lead acid battery commonly used in computer UPS...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-29-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,302
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A quick thought... Sorry, this comes after...

A quick thought... Sorry, this comes after reading a TSB accident report where a DHC Beaver on amphibs crashed and unsecured baggage contributed heavily to the negative outcome for pax and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I built in a hangar that is much more like a farm...

I built in a hangar that is much more like a farm equipment shed / pole barn. It's an enclosed space, sort of. A foot or so of open space under the sliding doors, open eaves and a vented ridge cap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By Canadian_JOY
LoL @ Robert - no worries - I was just pokin' fun...

LoL @ Robert - no worries - I was just pokin' fun at you. From comments here I doubt we're going to see anybody saying they hate their One-X so much they're willing to give it away at fire sale...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hey Robert - I've got dibs since I started the...

Hey Robert - I've got dibs since I started the thread! :D:p

I'm very much appreciating the info so kindly being shared here. I still haven't found a smokin' deal on a One-X...

I should also add...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for the feedback - very helpful...

Thanks for the feedback - very helpful indeed.

Now I just need to find a well-priced source of supply, and then drop some big hints to "Mrs. Claus"... :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By Canadian_JOY
PIREP Request - David Clark One-X Headset

I know I'm stirring up a hornet's nest since everybody has their own reasons to like whatever headset they like. It's for those personal reasons that I'm giving consideration to purchasing a David...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-25-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The whole concept of keeping a battery on charge...

The whole concept of keeping a battery on charge comes to us courtesy of bad old battery technology. In the days of carbon-zinc "Eveready 9 Lives" batteries we would put them in the freezer to slow...
Forum: COMM 10-23-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,741
Posted By Canadian_JOY
To put this in simpler terms... The Dynon gear...

To put this in simpler terms... The Dynon gear understands "SL30" communications protocol, so interfacing the radio to the Dynon will require the control head to do the translation between the MGL...
Forum: Canada 10-23-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Dagnabbit Mr. Richardson, you've foiled my...

Dagnabbit Mr. Richardson, you've foiled my element of surprise yet again! :p

(We have a problem in our EAA chapter where nearly half of the executives are named Mark. You should come over just to...
Forum: Canada 10-22-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just a quick follow-up re language proficiency. ...

Just a quick follow-up re language proficiency. I have both English and French endorsements on my license. I've flown in, across and near Quebec for years and can say I have never really had an...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-22-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By Canadian_JOY
You post some of the most wonderful sunrise and...

You post some of the most wonderful sunrise and sunset photos, Pete. Very much appreciated here!

Glad to see you were able to celebrate another life milestone with your mother. Precious moments...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By Canadian_JOY
You're only talking $5-6K for four new power...

You're only talking $5-6K for four new power assemblies (depends on the engine). Negotiate a price that leaves you the cash to replace them, then actually replace them so you have the peace of mind.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,140
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Do yourself a favor and get a set of...

Do yourself a favor and get a set of these.
https://chadstoolbox.com/86-03-180-knipex-7-25-inch-pliers-wrench/

THE most handy tool to have, for doing everything. I have a set in each of my tool...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-12-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 27,081
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Sorry for overstating the obvious, but... Wow! ...

Sorry for overstating the obvious, but...

Wow! Even the box is machined from billet rather than folded aluminum. This is why SDS products are on my airplane upgrade wish list!
Forum: Fiberglass 10-05-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,481
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Wow - what a craftsman! Now I realize how...

Wow - what a craftsman! Now I realize how totally crude my glass-working skills are. That was a serious "drinking from a fire hose" tutorial!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By Canadian_JOY
FLIR will likely be unhappy looking through the...

FLIR will likely be unhappy looking through the propeller disc. Or at least older units really were intolerant of the blanking effect of the prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,297
Posted By Canadian_JOY
For those who use a push button for their starter...

For those who use a push button for their starter and are worried about inadvertent activation of the starter, if you also use a circuit breaker to control power to the start solenoid then a simple...
Forum: ADS-B 09-28-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for the follow-up - good info to know.

Thanks for the follow-up - good info to know.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Much like Mani, above, my centre stack of radios...

Much like Mani, above, my centre stack of radios is manually controlled. I have the TT22 transponder and thought long and hard about using the GRT Mini-X to control it. In the end I stuck with the...
Forum: ADS-B 09-27-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This will be very helpful information to know -...

This will be very helpful information to know - thanks for continuing to share.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-27-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,033
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A simple, dumb question here from somebody who...

A simple, dumb question here from somebody who has not spent any appreciable time behind a geared auto conversion...

How does it "feel" to have the engine turning at 5-6,000 RPM? Does it feel as...
Forum: ADS-B 09-27-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The installation instructions were written by a...

The installation instructions were written by a human and thus are subject to that one person's unique perspective. We all know our individual perspectives are shaped by our experiences. The writer...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A couple of thoughts... 1) if you can order an...

A couple of thoughts...
1) if you can order an ELT installation kit, go that route. If you order the complete ELT you will be burning off expensive battery life before your first flight date. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,478
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just an FYI... the Baja Squadron lights are...

Just an FYI... the Baja Squadron lights are available with different lenses. They make a "combination" unit which has two clear lenses and two "spreader" lenses to cover each of the 4 LEDs. This...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-25-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By Canadian_JOY
AMP CPC connectors are a really good choice. At...

AMP CPC connectors are a really good choice. At a more economical price point, D-Sub connectors with gold machined pins are also a good choice. I use no backshell on connectors where I can secure...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-24-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,543
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Am shortly going to be migrating from my...

Am shortly going to be migrating from my mixed-vendor panel to all-GRT. Mini-X and HX on the pilot side, Sport EX on the co-pilot side, centre stack of PDA360EX audio panel, GNS480, SL30 and Trig...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-21-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,164
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Wow, I haven't heard that one in a long time! ...

Wow, I haven't heard that one in a long time! Thanks, Mel, for refreshing my memory of some great "field fixes" shared with me by wise old mechanics years ago. I had completely forgotten about the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm with Bob on this one. The 3-wire tach sensor...

I'm with Bob on this one. The 3-wire tach sensor needs all 3 wires to be properly connected to the ACS2002 computer module. AND the shield connection on that 3-wire cable should be grounded in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-14-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 67,475
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I continue to watch this saga unfold. Have been...

I continue to watch this saga unfold. Have been too busy flying to polish. Soon... I keep telling myself!

Dumb question for those who have done this before. I have different paint colours...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-14-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Closing the loop here for the benefit of...

Closing the loop here for the benefit of posterity.

Firstly, a shout out to both AFS and GRT tech support. They both provided concise answers in a timely fashion.

Now let's look at the sensor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,045
Posted By Canadian_JOY
New O-360A1F6, Hartzell C/S prop with the old...

New O-360A1F6, Hartzell C/S prop with the old F7666 blades. Field elevation of 387'. Depending on OAT I see flows from 16.5 to nearly 18GPH on takeoff with the prop spinning up to 2690RPM. CHT's...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-11-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,594
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Nice write-up, Alfio. Had I not been...

Nice write-up, Alfio. Had I not been entertaining guests who arrived by RV9A we would have flown down to enjoy the beefalo burgers. Lovely scenery!
Forum: Fiberglass 09-11-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I used Stewart Systems EkoPoxy in Smoke Grey. ...

I used Stewart Systems EkoPoxy in Smoke Grey. Very easy to apply. Very durable, so far (80 hours on the clock at the moment). The EkoPoxy won't kill you when you apply it, which is kind of a nice...
Forum: GPS 09-10-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Pure math, Bob. Values increment based on the...

Pure math, Bob. Values increment based on the rules of math.. Keep in mind there's a fair bit of that math stuff going on in the background, including interpolation of raw GPS data against the...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,917
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Additional points to ponder, if you will... Does...

Additional points to ponder, if you will...

Does the oil cooler itself represent a greater or lesser restriction to airflow as compared to the flow restriction represented by the #3 cylinder? We...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-07-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I have a pair of the Spot pattern lights, mounted...

I have a pair of the Spot pattern lights, mounted in the wingtips and set to converge at a distance of about 200 yards. My lights are mounted as far forward in the wings as possible. There's more...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,492
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Not in an RV10... but I wanted lighting that was...

Not in an RV10... but I wanted lighting that was independent of the aircraft electrical system. Ended up buying inexpensive ($5) LED flashlights at WalMart. They feature a push-button on/off switch...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-05-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Bob - thanks for your comments. I've omitted...

Bob - thanks for your comments. I've omitted some detail in the interests of brevity. I have only one mag, which has the AFS sensor already installed, and I have the associated wiring run through a...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-04-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Will AFS Mag RPM Sensor Work With GRT EIS?

I'm shortly going to be removing our AF2500 engine monitor and replacing it with a GRT EIS and a Sport EX EFIS to round out the GRT equipment in the panel.

Here's my dilemma... I really like the...
Forum: COMM 09-03-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By Canadian_JOY
You're getting transmit energy from the VHF...

You're getting transmit energy from the VHF coupling into the wiring for your engine gauges. Ammeter and EGT/CHT are very small signals - in the millivolt range; the leakage from the coax is simply...
Forum: RV-12 09-01-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Highly improbable since the GPS sends data to the...

Highly improbable since the GPS sends data to the ELT, never getting or expecting anything in return.
Forum: Autopilots 08-31-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Also... the reversal of the roll sense can be...

Also... the reversal of the roll sense can be done through an on-screen setting rather than having to swap wires around. Yeah, I didn't discover this until I had swapped wired. DOH!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,726
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ha! Talk about timing when it comes to...

Ha! Talk about timing when it comes to discussion topics!

My wife is a total non-aviator - she is happy to be a passenger, but don't ask her to help with the airplane. Hold the door open for her...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,811
Posted By Canadian_JOY
As a person with an uncontrollable, irrational...

As a person with an uncontrollable, irrational fear of water, this incident represents my worst nightmare in aviation. I watched the video when it first was published and can hardly describe how it...
Forum: Safety 08-27-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,974
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Some analysis of accident statistics can help you...

Some analysis of accident statistics can help you in shopping for the right airframe to help allay some concerns around protecting your family. Some airframe types seem more accident-prone (think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,602
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I was an early adopter of the Vizion 385. So...

I was an early adopter of the Vizion 385. So early, in fact, that the face of my Vizion controller still reads "Digiflight II"!

Definitely a good autopilot, and definitely an easy upgrade if you...
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